Hitting the road for a trip to Lincoln County, the New Haven basketball Shamrocks brought home a victory Tuesday.
New Haven improved to 3-2 on the season with a 39-24 win at Silex (0-4).
“Our kids played really well,” New Haven Head Coach Aaron Peirick said. “We played hard all night. I thought we really moved the ball well and got great shots.”
Peirick said there’s still room for improvement.
“There were a few possessions where I thought we were too casual on offense or were trying to make a special play instead of the easy play, but for the most part we got what we wanted and put the ball in the hole,” Peirick said.
Ethan Groner and Dominic Lewis tied for the scoring lead with 10 points apiece.
Trent Kormeier was next with six points while Jay Eichelberger netted five, Joseph Rethemeyer scored four while Luke Gerlemann and Tim Madden ended with two points apiece.
“Defensively we were solid as well,” Peirick said. “Our guards did a nice job pressuring the ball and keeping it out of the paint. We got several steals and picked up loose balls as well.”
Peirick indicated the win was a team effort.
“We wanted to go up there and play well, and we did that,” said Peirick. “That’s a credit to our kids. Everyone contributed and the guys off the bench did a great job at the end of the game of doing their job and continuing to execute on both ends of the floor.”
The Shamrocks host Missouri Military Academy Friday. The Shamrocks originally were scheduled to host Russellville, but that has been changed. The Colonels were 3-3 prior to a Thursday game with Wright City.